The 10 Best Yakiniku Restaurants You Must Eat in Kyoto, Japan

When it comes food in Kyoto, many people think of Kyoto’s authentic Kaiseki restaurants though the prefecture has a lot of yakiniku restaurants offering great cuts of Japanese beef. Today we have listed 10 different yakiniku restaurants; from the cheapest to the expensive one, which you should definitely visit when you are in Kyoto!


1. Kyo no Yakiniku Hiro Honten

1. Kyo no Yakiniku Hiro Honten
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Kyo no Yakiniku Hiro Honten is the yakiniku restaurant of Kyoto’s most famous butchery Hiro. It offers high quality Japanese beef wagyu at reasonable price.

The meat are cut perfectly, which makes they taste very delicious and are easy to eat. The meat are very fresh, you can even enjoy eating Yukke (seasoned raw beef and egg) at Hiro.

Hiro also offers affordable meat platters and various side dishes to order, and these are the main reasons why Hiro is always crowded and full-booked. Don’t forget to secure your seats before visiting the restaurant!

■Information
Name: Kyo no Yakiniku Hiro Honten
Address: 2-6 Mibushujakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 17:00-23:00
Closed on end of year and new year
Closest Stations: 7-minute walk from Hankyu Omiya Station / 2-minute walk from Nijo Station

Website: http://www.yakiniku-hiro.com/
Map: Map to Kyo no Yakiniku Hiro Honten

2. Ebata

2. Ebata
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Ebata is one of the most famous yakiniku restaurant in Kyoto. The meat served at Ebata is very fresh, you can even enjoy eating rare cow or pork entrails at Ebata.

The restaurant only has limited table seats and few counter seats, so we strongly recommend you to line in front of the restaurant few minutes before it opens!

■Information
Name: Ebata
Address: 148-1 Yonbancho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 17:00-22:00
Closed on Wednesday
Closest Station: 15-minute walk from Imadegawa Station

Map: Map to Ebata

3. Tendan Gion Honten

3. Tendan Gion Honten
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Tendan is a yakiniku chain restaurant in Kyoto, and it has its main store in the Southern part of Gion. The restaurant offers not just delicious meat, but also spacious private dining room and sofa seats.

Offering not just high quality cuts of Japanese beef wagyu, Tendan also offers delicious yakiniku sauce and chijimi as well. This restaurant also has easy access from Shijokawaramachi as well.

■Information
Name: Tendan Gion Honten
Address: 1-225 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Closest stations: 2-minute walk from Gion Shijo Station / 4-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station

Website: http://www.tendan.co.jp
Map: Map to Tendan Gion Honten

4. Chifaja

4. Chifaja
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Chifaja is one of the cheapest yakiniku restaurants in Kyoto, where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat yakiniku for 2 hours at reasonable price. There are three different all-you-can-eat plans, which are: light plan for JPY 2,300, standard plan for JPY 2,800, and excellent plan for JPY 3,300.

The excellent plan also includes Japanese beef wagyu cuts, high quality Japanese pork cuts, and seafood as well. Offering very reasonable all-you-can-eat yakiniku plans in Kyoto, Chifaja is very famous among the local students and youngsters!

■Information
Name: Chifaja
Address: 674-2 Kamiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 17:00-5:00 (the following day)
Open throughout the year
Closest Station: 1-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station and Shijo Station

Website: http://chifaja.com
Map: Map to Chifaja

5. Nikuya Hiro Shoten

5. Nikuya Hiro Shoten
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Nikuya Hiro Shoten is managed by the same company that manages Kyo no Yakiniku Hiro Honten. This branch has different concept compared to the other branch we introduced earlier in this page, as visitors can enjoy eating yakiniku dinner at the butchery.

Not limited to yakiniku, at Nikuya Hiro Shoten, visitors can try the simmered beef giblets, 100% wagyu hamburger steak, and round steak. You can also enjoy drinking wine and beer at this restaurant as well!

■Information
Name: Nikuya Hiro Shoten
Address: 681 Motohozenjicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 17:00-24:00
Closed on end of year and new years
Closest Stations: 5-minute walk from Karasuma Station and Shijo Station

Website: http://www.yakiniku-hiro.com
Map: Map to Nikuya Hiro Shoten

 
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6. Aje

6. Aje
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Aje is famous for its delicious grilled entrails, which have chewy textures and are rich in collagen. This restaurant use only fresh entrails of Kyoto’s Omi beef and seasoned in salt, so they are not smelly at all.

In addition to the grilled entrails, you can also enjoy eating round cut steak, Korean kimchi, and curry rice as well. This restaurant can be very crowded too, so we suggest you to make a reservation for this restaurant in advance.

■Information
Name: Aje Kiyamachi Donguriten
Address: 144-3 Tennocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 18:00-23:00 (Weekdays), 17:00-23:00 (Weekends and National Holidays)
No scheduled holidays, but mostly closed on Wednesday
Closest Station: Within 5-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Website: http://www.aje.to/
Map: Map to Aje Kiyamachi Donguriten

7. Naritaya

7. Naritaya
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Naritaya is one of the most expensive and famous yakiniku restaurants in Kyoto. The shop only uses A5 rank Japanese beef Wagyu and great cuts only. The cuts taste very juicy and have melting textures.

The price of the dinner course starts from JPY 10,000, making this restaurant a perfect place to celebrate special occasions. You can have a yakiniku rice bowl for JPY 1,000 during lunch time as well!

■Information
Name: Naritaya
Address: 125 Kameyacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 11:00-14:00 / 17:30-22:30 (no lunch time on the weekends)
Closed on Wednesdays
Closest Stations: Within 5-minute walk from Keihan Jingu-marutamachi Station

Map: Map to Naritaya

8. Yakiniku-ya Masuichi Sakaimachi Nishiki-ten

8. Yakiniku-ya Masuichi Sakaimachi Nishiki-ten
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Yakiniku Masuichi is one of the most comfortable and cozy yakiniku restaurants in Kyoto. Located in the middle of Kyoto city, Masuichi offers not just delicious yakiniku but also fancy atmosphere. Mainly serving Japanese beef Wagyu, Masuichi also serves many dishes using seasonal ingredients such as Bagna Cauda and Chijimi.

Great for groups and couples, Masuichi serves the best yakiniku at affordable price!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku-ya Masuichi Sakaimachi Nishiki-ten
Address: 571-1 Kikuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 17:00-24:00
No Scheduled Holidays
Closest Stations: Within 5-minute walk from Karasuma Station & Shijo Station

Website: http://www.masuichi.jp/
Map: Map to Yakiniku-ya Masuichi Sakaimachi Nishiki-ten

9. 298

9. 298
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Can you believe that in Kyoto, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat yakiniku for JPY 1,000? At 298, you can enjoy having 90 minutes all-you-can-eat yakiniku lunch and dinner for JPY 1,000 only!

The course includes beef, pork, chicken, entrails, sausages, curry rice, salad, and kimchi as well. Affordable at very low price, 298 is very famous among the youngsters and students.

■Information
Name: 298 Kawaramachi-ten
Address: Kyoto Aji Building Kawaramachi 8F, 238 Yamazakicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 12:00-15:00 / 17:00-23:00
Open Throughout The Year
Closest Stations: Within 5-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Website: http://298group.com
Map: Map to 298 Kawaramachi-ten

10. Karoku

10. Karoku
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Karoku is an exclusive yakiniku restaurant in Kyoto, which is famous for its delicious cuts of branded Japanese beef. All beef served at Karoku is at least ranked A5 or higher, and all of them are grilled carefully and perfectly on top of the charcoal.

This restaurant also offers delicious desserts, and also an indoor Japanese traditional garden as well. The price of the courses starts at JPY 7,500 (consisting 10 dishes), and you can also make a reservation for private dining rooms as well.

Overall, Karoku is a great yakiniku restaurant in Kyoto, and also a perfect spot to celebrate special occasions!

■Information
Name: Karoku
Address: 566-25 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours: 11:30-14:00 / 17:00-23:30
Closed on end of year, new year, Sundays, and Mondays
Closest Stations: Within 12-minute walk from Keihan Gion Shijo

Website: http://gionkaroku.com
Map: Map to Karoku

Let’s Enjoy Delicious Yakiniku in Kyoto!

We have listed 10 different yakiniku restaurants in Kyoto that are worth to try. From cheap all-you-can-eat yakiniku to the expensive one, you should definitely try one of these restaurants with your friends and family!




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